Duplighost

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Duplighost
Doopliss.png
Doopliss, a notable Duplighost from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.
First Appearance Paper Mario (2000)
Latest Appearance Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (2004)
Notable Members
Doopliss
Lee

Duplighosts are ghost-like creatures that can take on the appearance, voice and abilities of other people. They first appeared in Paper Mario, and a single Duplighost was later featured in the sequel, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. To attack, Duplighosts can either fly into Mario, or turn into his partner. In partner form, a Duplighost's attacks are weaker, and changing takes up a move, giving Mario a better chance at winning the battle.

History[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

A Duplighost was first seen in Paper Mario at the Toad Town Dojo, where Mario fought a blue-sheeted Duplighost named Lee. More Duplighosts appeared in Chapter 7, in the Crystal Palace, where they used the mirrors in the palace to confuse Mario, as the reflections make it tricky to determine whether a character is the real thing or a Duplighost. Also in Chapter 7, one Duplighost pretends to be Kooper, and Mario must hammer the imposter to proceed. Likewise, in the Crystal Palace, four Duplighosts pretend to be Bombette and must also be hammered to proceed. Finally, also in the Crystal Palace, four Duplighosts pretend to be Kooper but instead dress up as Luigi, Goompa, the Koopa Koot, and Kolorado. Another Duplighost appears in Bowser's Castle, trying to trick Mario into believing he is Princess Peach. Mario can break the Duplighost's disguise by hammering the fake princess repeatedly.

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door has only one duplighost, Doopliss, who stays in the Creepy Steeple. Many of the Twilighters refer to him as a demon since they have never seen him in person. In the game, Doopliss appears as an enemy of Mario several times throughout, and is the boss of Chapter 4. He causes the members of Twilight Town to become pigs whenever the bell tolls, and attempts to steal Mario's identity and succeeds for a little bit. He has the special ability of stealing another character's body when copying them, something that most Duplighosts are unable to do. He later becomes a member of the Shadow Sirens, replacing Vivian. He still has the same powers and abilities as regular duplighosts such as throwing himself at people and most importantly, transforming into others to take physical appearance and attacks.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Paper Mario Enemy
Duplighost
Duplighost PM.png Max HP 15 Attack 4 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Head attack (4), Disguise (0)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 4 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 + 2-6 Items Mystery? Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle This is a Duplighost. Duplighosts disguise themselves as members of our party. Max HP: 15, Attack Power: 4, Defense Power: 0 They love to attack in disguise. It seems like they're generally stronger fighters when they're not disguised, though.
Paper Mario Enemy
Goombario??? Duplighost
Goombario Sprite.png Max HP 15 Attack 1/2/3 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Headbonk (1/2/3 x 2), Tattle (no effect)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as me. Max HP: 15 It'll do Headbonk and Tattle. That looks nothing like me. Does it? No! Seriously, though, does it? Mario? Hello? Look, I've been working out like crazy trying to get in shape for adventuring. There's just no way I'm that pudgy!
Paper Mario Enemy
Kooper??? Duplighost
Kooper Sprite.png Max HP 15 Attack 2/3/5 Defense 1 (standing), 0 (flipped) Type Ground
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Shell Toss (2/3/5), Stand Up
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Kooper. Max HP: 15 This imposter almost looks better than the original! Ha! Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as the character it's imitating. It's probably not very difficult for this Duplighost to disguise itself as Kooper. After all, our pal is pretty unusual looking. It'll attack us with its shell, just like the regular Kooper. You'll have the best luck beating it if you flip it.
Paper Mario Enemy
Bombette??? Duplighost
Bombette Sprite.png Max HP 15 Attack 2/3/5 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 23 Strong None Weak Fire (KO), Explosion (KO), Electric (KO), Shock (KO) Moves Body Slam (2/3/5)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 0 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Bombette. Max HP: 15 Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as Bombette's. You should be careful even though she looks cute.
Paper Mario Enemy
Parakarry??? Duplighost
Parakarry Sprite.png Max HP 15 Attack 2/3/5 Defense 1 Type Flying
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Sky Dive (2/3/5)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Parakarry. Max HP: 15 He looks even more intelligent as an enemy. Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as Parakarry's. Don't underestimate him, Mario. He looks pretty serious.
Paper Mario Enemy
Bow??? Duplighost
Lady Bow Sprite.png Max HP 15 Attack 1 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Smack (1 x 4/5/6)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Bow. Max HP: 15 Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as Bow's. Look, you've seen her in action. Do you really want to know what a Smack attack feels like?
Paper Mario Enemy
Watt??? Duplighost
Watt Paper Mario.png Max HP 15 Attack 3/4/5 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 23 Strong Electric Weak None Moves Electro Dash (3/4/5)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? N/A Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Watt. Max HP: 15 Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as the character it's imitating. You know how Watt is shocking? Same goes for this Duplighost.
Paper Mario Enemy
Sushie??? Duplighost
Sushie Paper Mario.png Max HP 15 Attack 3/4/5 Defense 0 Type Ground
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Belly Flop (3/4/5)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Sushie. Max HP: 15 Its face looks even grouchier than the real thing! Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as Sushie's. I'm glad we have Sushie on our side. She's intimidating! I wonder if this imposter is meddlesome as well...
Paper Mario Enemy
Lakilester??? Duplighost
Lakilester Sprite.png Max HP 15 Attack 3/4/5 Defense 0 Type Flying
Level 23 Strong None Weak None Moves Spiny Flip (3/4/5)
Sleep? Fair, 2 Dizzy? Good, 2 Shock? Good, 3 Shrink? Good, 3
Stop? Good, 3/4 Fright? Fair Air Lift? Good Hurricane? Good
Coins 1 Items N/A Run 32 Location(s) Shiver Mountain, Crystal Palace, Bowser's Castle
Tattle It's a Duplighost disguised as Lakilester. Max HP: 15 It's hard to take him seriously. Its disguise is pretty much perfect. Its attack power is exactly the same as Lakilester's. It's tough to dodge his Spiny Flip, so pay attention.

If a Duplighost disguises as Goombario and uses Tattle, he'll say:

  • "It's Mario, silly! He's here to save Princess Peach, who was captured by Bowser. Remember? He fights until the bitter end, no matter what enemies attack."

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バケバケ
Bakebake
From bakeru, "to disguise oneself".
Spanish Dupli Fant. From Duplicar (duplicate) and Fantasma (Phantom)
French Fantôcopie Literal translation
German Dupligeist Literal translation
Portuguese Fantasma cópia Copy Ghost

Trivia[edit]

  • The name "Duplighost" is a portmanteau of the words "duplicate," which means to make copies of, and "ghost."
  • Oddly, electrical sparks are not seen coming from the Duplighost mirror version of Watt, but when the mirror is underneath her, it does.
  • In Japanese version, they talk in various Japanese dialects after defeated.